Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the Serum Institute of India were issued notices by the Bombay High Court on Friday after a petition in the court alleged that a woman died from the “side effects of Covishield vaccine”.
The Bombay High Court on Friday issued notices and sought responses from the Serum Institute of India (SII) and Microsoft founder Bill Gates in a plea filed by Dilip Lunawat who alleged that his daughter died due to the side effects of Covishield. The petitioner demanded Rs 1000 crores as compensation for his loss.
In 2020, the Serum Institute of India entered into a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to speed up the process of manufacturing and delivery of up to 100 million doses of Covidshield vaccines for India and other third world countries.
Other respondents in the petition include the Union of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Drug Controller General of India, Dr VG Somani, Drug Controller General and Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS.
Dilip Lunawat, a resident of Aurangabad, told the court that his daughter was a doctor and senior lecturer at the SMBT dental college and hospital at Dhamangaon. He said his daughter was compelled to take the vaccine after all the health workers at the institute were asked to get it.